The Police Homicide and Organized Crimes Prevention Division has arrested another three suspects in connection with the assassination of MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala in Nittambuwa on Wednesday (18).
Officials have also recovered the official pistol and its magazine of the MP’s security officer in the possession of one of the arrested suspects. He is a vegetable vendor in the Nittambuwa area, police said.
They are in the ages of 24, 40 and 44 and are residents of Nittambuwa and Pasyala areas. The suspects were produced before the Attanagalla Magistrate yesterday.
Anuradhapura police have received a complaint regarding a pistol which has gone missing from the residence of Anuradhapura District Parliamentarian Duminda Dissanayake since May 9, on which day the MP’s house was set on fire. Police are conducting investigations.